Author: Richard Proctor

Former reviewer in the CRS "Rock Society" magazine. Formative music years were the 70's, from psychedelia, folk-rock, blues-rock, heavy rock, punkdom, New Wave through to Indie. I love pretty much all rock music, .... I just don't do soul and disco! ?


FEATURING RIFFS AND CAT! ?? As a way of extending their favourite season - Halloween - Prog-metal outfit Shokran have reimagined  John Carpenter's soundtrack for 'Halloween'. The guitar focused interpretation of the cover comes complete with Mike Myers (ahem) jamming out on the guitar and it features a cameo from Prog Cat (who can be found on Instagram HERE), on..

Dune Sea – Moons of Uranus (All Good Clean Records)

Dune Sea started out as a 2012 solo project for Ole Nogva, a Trondheim-based guitarist/keys player, vocalist and all-round sonic warrior, described then on Facebook as "a true Norwegian post-ironic space stoner". Later in 2017, drummer Erik Bråten joined him for the first Dune Sea recording, the All Quiet Under The Suns EP. This enjoyed..

The Quireboys reschedule 2020 tour dates

THE QUIREBOYS 'A BIT OF WHAT YOU FANCY' 30TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR2021 UK TOURWITH SPECIAL GUESTS "MASSIVE" RE-SCHEDULED TO 2021 & 2022 TICKETS ON GENERAL VIA The Quireboys have re-scheduled the remaining tour dates for January and February 2021 of their A Bit Of What You Fancy UK Tour to October - November 2021 and January 2022. All tickets remain valid. The tour will..

Selfless Orchestra – Great Barrier (Stock Records)

Formed in 2018, Selfless Orchestra is a collaborative emergence of musicians from the creative community of Perth, Australia, born with the manifesto of creating spaces in which hope and despair co-exist, where audiences can be educated and inspired about issues of social and environmental justice through poetical musical performance. Influenced by Post-Rock acts that fuse..

Iconic Eye Release ‘Back From Behind The Sun’ EP and single

Photo: Rob Billingham ICONIC EYE RELEASE NEW EP BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUNON FRIDAY 4th DECEMBER 2020PRE-ORDER THE EP FROM – NEW SINGLE BACK FROM BEHIND THE SUNRELEASED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 6th, 2020 Critically acclaimed British rock band Iconic Eye are pleased to confirm that Janey Smith, previously known as Janey Bombshell, is their new lead singer. She makes..

Ukrainian Occult Rock Trio Sinoptik seek enlightenment in video single ‘Black Soul Man’. [Independent]

Sinoptik's new album coming 2021 - stay tuned for further announcements. FFO: Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix WHAT THE MEDIA SAY  "This is your best bet... well-produced, & I can't help but think "Jimi Hendrix Experience", but with a 21st Century DYNAMO vibe." Dick Metcalf, Editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews "Sounds a bit like the Chemical Brothers..

King King release new single ‘Dance Together’ & move album release date

RELEASE NEW SINGLE "DANCE TOGETHER"ON FRIDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2020 TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM "MAVERICK"RELEASED FRIDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2020 ON COLOURED VINYL, CD & DIGITAL DOWNLOAD PRE-ORDER FROM WWW.KINGKING.CO.UK King King have to move the release date of their new album ‘Maverick’ to Friday 27th November 2020. To mark the previous release of their new album, King King release their..

Scaphoid – Absent Passages (Shunure records)

Four years after a promising debut EP, the Austin (Texas) prog-metal/post-rock artist Scaphoid returns with Absent Passages, revealing a musically dexterous, hugely skillful and fascinating soundscape that flows freely between aggression and atmosphere, from incendiary roar to infectious groove to intoxicating delicacy. Each track is impeccably composed and, allied to a scintillatingly clean production, this..